Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sherlock Holmes

Warner Bros.
In theaters Dec 25th 2009

Guy Ritchie rips the Holmes character from Arthur Conan Doyle's cold dead hands and breaths a whole new life into the franchise with this stylized re-envisioning. Robert Downey Jr continues his stellar comeback with a blockbuster performance as the unkempt detective whose meticulous attention to detail can dissect one to the most minute detail from across the room in just moments. Holmes' comrade and flat mate Watson is flawlessly executed by Jude Law, the two coming off a more bromanitic odd couple than partners in crime solving. This first installment (of what will surely be a series of films) pits wits between Downey's Holmes and Ritchie staple Mark Strong's Lord Blackwood, a sort of 1800's Lord Voldemort; evil beyond reproach, returned from beyond the grave and hell bent on bringing the world to its knees via a shadowy cabal who hold the reigns of the government and police. Ritchie's signature quick-cut film style that he perfected in his previous films is used with some effect to illustrate the workings of Holmes' mind as he plots out fight moves or picks apart the layers of Blackwood's deception. Meanwhile Holmes is frequently distracted by the sultry and deceptive vixen Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams), the only woman to have ever outsmarted the legendary smarty pants. The underlying romance never ignites between them due to a lack of trust, but their obvious passion for one another warms the cold gray overtone of dreary old London. The story itself lacked any real surprises, playing heavily on the DaVinci Code-meets-From Hell conspiracy theorist wet dream of a secret society that controls everything and the run up of a small handful of heroes narrowly thwarting their world domination aspirations. But in the end, this movie is simply an action packed set up for a much larger work, setting the stage for Holmes to face his greatest nemesis Professor Moriarty, who appears only in shadows in this first installment. This is a great film to watch, visually exceptional in set, costume and effects, it is one of the very few this year worthy of the big screen.

"Sherlock Holmes," a Warner Bros. release, is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some startling images and a scene of suggestive material. Running time: 129 minutes.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


See the new trailer HERE.
Whip it, whip it good.


See the new trailer HERE.
Now with extra Kraken!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

District 9- Golden Globe Reaction

Below are reaction statements from Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell about their Golden Globe Nomination for Best Screenplay.

"Obviously, I'm over the moon. When we first began to think about writing District 9, awards were the last thing on our minds -- we were just trying to tell a story that would resonate with people -- we never expected this… I'm humbled and flattered. And I want to thank Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh -- they believed in us from the start and they're the reason we're here today."
-Neill Blomkamp

"Everything about District 9 has been like a dream, and I really didn’t think it could get any better! Talk about the icing on the icing! Working with a creative mind like Neill Blomkamp was gift enough, but combine that with the genius of Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philipa Boyens and I thought I’d never be able to stop pinching myself. Then Sharlto Copley literally became Wikus, taking him beyond anything we could have ever written. And Christopher Johnson – he already felt real to me, but Image Engine’s incredible work made him real to everyone. What more could a writer ask for? I am beyond honored to have been nominated, but absolutely share this nomination with everyone who worked so hard to make District 9 the success that it was."
-Terri Tatchell

Alice In Wonderland - New Trailer

A new trailer for Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland is on;

Thursday, December 3, 2009



Theatre 80 (St. Mark's) is a village landmark and one of the city's oldest revival theaters refurbished for the U.S. theatrical debut of “The Brooklyn Heist” starring Danny Masterson and Dominique Swain.

CHATSWORTH, CA, Nov. 9, 2009 – In what is destined to be a comedy-caper smash hit, “The Brooklyn Heist” debuted at Theater 80 (80 St. Mark's Place) in New York, beginning a limited two week engagement this past Friday, November 27.

Desperate to improve his life, New Yorker Fitz concocts a scheme to rob a wealthy and hated pawnshop owner. Unknown to Fitz, his gang of cheerful incompetents faces competition from two other crews who plan to hit the joint on the same night. Each group has a unique, hilarious style in this satire on heist capers that uses stylish cinematography, editing and art direction to explode filmic stereotypes. A stellar cast including Danny Masterson (“That ’70s Show”, “Yes Man”), Leon (“Get Rich or Die Tryin’”) and Dominique Swain (“Lolita”) brings to life this stylish spoof of the beloved heist comedy genre.

“Having grown up in New York, the chance to star in a film that’s completely centered around New York City was a big part of what drew me to 'The Brooklyn Heist.' This is a hilarious, special movie that I’m very proud to have produced and acted in, and I know audiences will love it,” enthuses Danny Masterson.

“New York is really another character in ‘The Brooklyn Heist’ and we shot the film entirely within the five boroughs, so we couldn’t have found a better home for our theatrical release than Theater 80,” says director/co-writer Julian Mark Kheel.

The Manhattan community is already primed for a new generation of films to play at Theater 80 after a fifteen year hiatus, and “The Brooklyn Heist” has surely marked this monumental occasion as the first film to use the theater’s brand new hi-definition digital projection system.

Theater information
Theater 80 St. Marks (80 St. Marks Pl.)
Premiered November 27, 2009 for a limited two week engagement
Showtimes: Daily at 7:00pm & 9:00pm; Thursdays at 2:00pm
Tickets: $10 per screening
Tickets available by phone at (212) 388-0388, in person at the box office at 80 St. Marks Pl., or online at

Festival awards under previous title “Capers”:

Best Comedy Award at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival
Independent Feature Filmmakers Award at the CineGear Festival at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, Honorable Mention for Independent Film Comedy at the Just For Laughs festival in Chicago, Official Selection at Cinequest Film Festival and Newport Beach Film Festival

About Image Entertainment
Image Entertainment, Inc is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,200 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 340 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and approximately 400 programs internationally via sublease agreements. For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights and, through its subsidiary, Egami Media Inc. has digital download right to approximately 2,000 video programs and over 300 audio titles containing more than 5,1000 individual tracks. The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc. please go to

About Theater 80 St. Marks
80 Saint Marks Place has been a successful site for entertainment from the height of the Jazz age to the present. Operating variously as a successful 'speakeasy’ during prohibition, a popular night spot, and the jazz mecca the Jazz Gallery, the space was converted to a theater in the early 1960’s. Theater 80 made its name with the 1967 run of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” served as the home of the Manhattan Festival Ballet for three years, and became renowned for its film revival program, which ran from 1970 until 1994. After a fifteen year residency by the Pearl Theatre Co., Theater 80 is poised to once again become the East Village’s destination spot for film and live theater.

For more information about Theater 80 St. Marks, please visit

Universal Pictures Launches NEW Features for THE WOLFMAN on Full Moon

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Lawrence Talbot’s childhood endedthe night his mother died. After he left the sleepy Victorian hamlet ofBlackmoor, he spent decades recovering and trying to forget. But when hisbrother’s fiancĂ©e, Gwen Conliffe (Emily Blunt), tracks him down to help findher missing love, Talbot returns home to join the search. He learns thatsomething with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing thevillagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline (HugoWeaving) has come to investigate.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009


MOVEMENT magazine's MOVIE MASH UP at ART WALK featuring loads of promotional giveaways for feature films including advance screening passes* for ARMORED staring Matt Dillon and Laurence Fishburne.

Wednesday December 2nd 2009, 5pm-9pm

Formerly The Haydon Burns
122 North Ocean
Jacksonville, FL

ARMORED opens in theaters December 4th, 2009
*Passes and promotional items are limited and on a first come, first serve basis.